Tigers hire former Texas Tech coach as offensive coordinator

Tigers hire former Texas Tech coach as offensive coordinator
New Memphis OC Kevin Johns oversaw one of the nation's top offenses at Texas Tech.

MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - Memphis head coach Mike Norvell has his next offensive mind to join him on the sidelines next year.

Memphis has hired former Texas Tech offensive coordinator Kevin Johns to be offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach.

Johns oversaw one of the nation's most prolific passing offenses in the nation with 352 passing yards per game. Before that, he was offensive coordinator at Western Michigan, who also had one of the best offenses in the country.

“I am so excited to announced that Kevin Johns, his wife, Krista, and three boys, Logan, Tyler and Carter, are joining the Tiger football family,” Norvell said. “Kevin brings a wealth of knowledge and experience as one of the most innovative offensive minds in the country. He has consistently been a part of top offenses in the country year in and year out while showcasing top playmakers throughout a variety of ways. He is well-rounded in his skill set, as he has coached multiple positions throughout his career, with a specialty in developing quarterbacks. Coach Johns will add another dimension to our offense which will allow us to continue to be among the nation’s best.”

Johns replaces Kenny Dillingham, who departed Memphis for a job with Auburn.

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